14 days in France & Zurich Itinerary

14 days in France & Zurich Itinerary

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14 days in France & Zurich Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 45​min
2
Aix-en-Provence, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Hyeres, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Nice, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
5
Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Bangkok, Thailand

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Head to Champs-Elysees and Le Maraisfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Paris tour planning tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Paris is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Paris is minus 6 hours. In December, Paris is colder than Bangkok - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Aix-en-Provence, France

Aix-en-Provence ©
Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Moulin a Huile de Barbentane and Poterie Point Fusionfor plenty of shopping. Change things up with these side-trips from Aix-en-Provence: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Cassis), Les Gorges de Regalon (in Merindol) and Domaine Albin Jacumin (in Chateauneuf-du-Pape). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at La Calanque de Figuerolles, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, and examine the collection at Conservatoire du Santon Provencal.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence online trip planner .

Traveling by train from Paris to Aix-en-Provence takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in December, you will find days in Aix-en-Provence are a bit warmer (15°C), and nights are about the same (5°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Arles, Marseille, La Calanque de Figuerolles, Domaine Albin Jacumin, Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau
Highlights from your plan
La Calanque de Figuerolles ©
La Calanque de Figuerolles
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde ©
Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde

2
nights
Hyeres, France

Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at La Route du Sel, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Pointe des Sardinaux. Keep things going the next day: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, take in the awesome beauty at Mont Caume, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Hyeres road trip planning tool .

You can drive from Aix-en-Provence to Hyeres in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in December, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Hyeres

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Dolphin & Whale Watching, Mont Caume, Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, Scuba & Snorkeling, Pointe des Sardinaux
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Pointe des Sardinaux ©
Pointe des Sardinaux
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste ©
Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste

3
nights
Nice, France

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Bring the kids along to Base Nature Francois Leotard and Reserve des Monts d'Azur. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Frejus), Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer) (in Saint-Raphael) and Parc Alpha (in Saint Martin-Vesubie). Next up on the itinerary: fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, take a stroll through Vieille Ville, and look for gifts at VinAzur - Vins de provence.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Nice online holiday planner .

Drive from Hyeres to Nice in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Nice sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Nice

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Frejus, Parc Alpha, Lion of the Sea (Lion de Mer), VinAzur - Vins de provence, Reserve des Monts d'Azur
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville
VinAzur - Vins de provence ©
VinAzur - Vins de provence

2
nights
Zurich, Switzerland

Zurich ©
The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Grossmunster, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

To find out how to plan a trip to Zurich, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Nice to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in January, things will get a bit cooler in Zurich: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Bahnhofstrasse ©
Bahnhofstrasse
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fraumünster Church ©
Fraumünster Church

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